VISTA - Community Outreach Coordinator

Published

08/06/2018

Start Date

09/04/2018

End Date

09/03/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Moab Free Health Clinic
380 North 500 West
Moab
Utah
84532
United States

Description

The Moab Free Health Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides primary and mental health care for individuals with limited social and financial resources. We are seeking a compassionate and service oriented individual who would like to join our small team as an Americorps VISTA -- Community Outreach Coordinator. The Community Outreach VISTA will strengthen the presence of MFHC in the area through developing a strong marketing and outreach plan to engage and inform the broader community of the services provided by MFHC. This development is critical for connecting the large seasonal workforce as well as low-income residents through our website, social media accounts, events and fundraising opportunities.


Moab, Utah, is located in one of the most beautiful – and remote – corners of the lower 48 states. 230 miles from Salt Lake City and 110 miles from Grand Junction, Colorado, residents find that they need to be self-sufficient in many ways while enjoying the small-town lifestyle the area has to offer. Moab (pop. 5,253) is the only incorporated city in Grand County (pop. 9,516). Moab, often referred to as “the Heart of Canyonlands”, is the only city in Utah located on the Colorado River. Visitors to the area are offered an incredible display of natural beauty from its adjacent National and State Parks and Forests and public lands. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities include biking, four-wheeling, rafting and hiking. The former ranching, mining and milling economy of the early and mid-1900’s has transitioned to a tourism, service and government sector economy. As a result, Moab experiences higher unemployment rates and attendant social issues than most of Utah. Not coincidentally, many in the community are also very engaged in seeking solutions to these problems. Moab is reputed to have more non-profit organizations than any other community in America per capita. 


Being an AmeriCorps VISTA member is about making a tangible difference for communities and individuals dealing with some of our Nation's biggest challenges: poverty, inequity, homelessness, and lack of access to education. VISTA members help to build the capacity of organizations that are working to alleviate poverty all across the country. As a VISTA member you will serve in a project identified and managed by the community while earning a modest living allowance that reflects the income level of the community where you're serving.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

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